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The Heart of a Man (1959)

| Drama | July 1959 (UK)
Frankie, an out-of-work sailor, meets Bud, a tramp who claims he is a millionaire. Bud gives him a shilling and promises him that if he can make £100 from it, he will be given £1,000. Armed... See full summary »

Director:

Herbert Wilcox

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Pamela Bower, Rex North (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Frankie Vaughan ... Frankie Martin
Anne Heywood ... Julie
Tony Britton Tony Britton ... Tony Carlisle
Peter Sinclair Peter Sinclair ... Bud
Michael Medwin ... Sid
Anthony Newley ... Johnnie
Harry Fowler ... Razor
George Rose ... Charlie
Harold Kasket Harold Kasket ... Oscar
Vanda Hudson Vanda Hudson ... Cha Cha (as Vanda)
Leslie Mitchell Leslie Mitchell ... Himself
Kent Walton Kent Walton ... Himself
Hogan 'Kid' Bassey Hogan 'Kid' Bassey ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barbara Steele ... Girl (scenes deleted)
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Frankie, an out-of-work sailor, meets Bud, a tramp who claims he is a millionaire. Bud gives him a shilling and promises him that if he can make £100 from it, he will be given £1,000. Armed with this, Frankie goes off to pursue his singing career and win the heart of Julie, the girlfriend of upper-class criminal Tony. Written by Andy B

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hjärtats melodi See more »

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Mono

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1.66 : 1
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The Heart Of A Man
Written by Peggy Cochrane and Paddy Roberts
Sung by Frankie Vaughan
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Disappointing star vehicle
26 November 2000 | by RacunicaSee all my reviews

Standard rags-to-riches story, a star vehicle for Frankie Vaughan, although Tony Newley does his best to dominate proceedings with his ad libs and rather bizarre overacting. Anne Heywood, as the love interest, seems to be there simply as a mannequin for Eileen Idare's somewhat ridiculous dresses.

Still, Tony Britton carries off the role of the upper-class criminal with ease, and there's good supporting performances from Michael Medwin and Harry Fowler as two of his henchmen. Overall, though, Frankie Vaughan's unconvincing acting lets the whole thing down, and the film meanders along to an all-too-obvious conclusion.


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